Support and advice are critical factors in any long-term fitness program.

 

Regular training sessions with our personal trainers will see you attaining your individual goals while staying motivated and getting the results you’re after. The guidance provided at The Underground Fitness Club is informed without being intimidating.

 

Our certified fitness trainers and consultants will help you to embark on the right program for you, moving beyond any stubborn plateaus. They’ll help you to break out of fitness ruts and will seek to re-energise your workout at every opportunity. Along the way, they’ll challenge you, change your outlook and build your confidence with results that extend far beyond the mirror.

 

Train with the best and get results!

Check out our Trainers

 

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Chris

In Chris’ time as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach, armed with self-motivation and enthusiasm, he’s found that anyone is capable of achieving anything. After all, Chris insists that fitness should never be a passing phase but rather, a way of life for everyone in order to maintain a balanced lifestyle.

 

Chris joins The Underground Fitness Club team with a wealth of experience under his belt. In addition to being a qualified fitness instructor, Chris has worked extensively as a personal trainer since completing Certificates 3 and 4 at the Australian Institute of Fitness in 2010.

 

His career as a Personal Trainer/Life Coach has seen him working at some of the most renowned establishments in Australia.

 

Since childhood, Chris has been passionate about all things sports and fitness related, embarking on his sporting career at the age of 5 when he began playing AFL football. At 12-years-old, Chris began playing soccer, working his way through the Under 13s, 14s, 15s and 16s. In 2007, Chris was selected starting as keeper for the Australian Private Schools team – from there, he was then selected as keeper again for a combined Under 19 team competing in Germany. At just 16 years of age, Chris was the youngest member of the team.

 

Soon after, in August 2007, Chris spent three weeks on trial with the Scottish Premier League team, Hearts of Midlothian Football Club and went on to spend another 3 months in Europe which also saw him coaching the Under 13 Australian squad competing in an Italian tournament.

 

Chris’ experience throughout Europe proved that his commitment to the sport and skill level was promising. However, in a bad stroke of luck, Chris was forced to return to Australia due to injury however, his time overseas saw him exposed to some of the world’s finest athletes and trainers. Not to mention, his time playing competitively imbued him with self-discipline while his time spent coaching, taught him how to relate to all types of personalities and adjust his coaching style according to the individual in question.

 

Since, Chris has put the knowledge gained during this period to good use, boosting the fitness and overall confidence of the numerous clients he’s worked with over the years, devising personal programs to suit their various needs. His time at Total Health Management training studio saw him engaging in boxing, cross training techniques and providing general assistance to the studio’s many clients.

 

Meanwhile, Chris has also continued to train with some of the best athletes and boxers in the country, spending three months in training with Sam Soliman (holder of numerous middleweight boxing titles including the Australia Super Middleweight and Commonwealth British Empire Middleweight titles).

 

Qualifications:

  • Certificate 3 and 4 Personal Training (Australian Institute of Fitness)
  • Qualified gym instructor
  • Worked as a Group Fitness Instructor

Obtained certificates in:

  • Pregnancy and post-natal
  • Exercise
  • Food for thought: entry and exercising for natural health
  • Kettlebells Level 1 and 2

 

 

John

John

In 1996, John trained and graduated at Brent Street School of performing arts which saw him working extensively in the corporate world for the likes of Telstra and Ed Hardy.

John has entertained at sporting events for the NBL’s Sydney Kings and Wollongong Hawks as well as the AFL’s Carlton and NRL’s Penrith Panthers and NZ Warriors. Meanwhile, his television credits range from City Homicide, Roy & HG’s Club Buggery to GMA with Bert Newton and commercials for KFC and Kool Mints.

 

In the late ‘90s, John made his Musical and Theatre debut with the Australian and New Zealand Tour of Grease the Arena Spectacular. Since, he’s appeared in shows such as Fame the Musical and the Australian production of The Lion King.

 

While his career on-stage soared to new heights, John continued to hone his massage skills, using his experience and knowledge in terms of human movement, to assist those he worked alongside. John adds another element to TUF Club’s many services – given that he specialises in sports, Swedish, seated, pregnancy and deep tissue massage, he’s the go-to man for all of those niggling aches and pains. In the past, he’s also practiced shiatsu, reflexology, aromatherapy, lomi lomi, reiki and crystal therapy which he’s been practicing for over a decade now.

 

 

Jade

Jade

Jade brings a certain flair to TUF Club – she’s been a dancer since the age of 4, and has performed on some big stages over the years.
It’s through her dance background that she developed and grew her love for fitness; not only has she been a keen tennis player for most of her life, she’s also been boxing since the age of 5, a passion she inherited from her father.
These days Jade is happy to take on any new sport, and being around the gym all day has only increased her enthusiasm for all things fitness related.

 

 

 

Toby

Our newest trainer at TUF Club has one big passion in his life – boxing. Toby competes regularly as one of Melbourne’s leading amateur boxers, but not only does he have the skills in the ring, he also know how to communicate his technique and skills to the people he’s coaching. He’s completed certificates 3 & 4 from the Australian Institute of Fitness, and he’s helped hundreds of clients reach new levels in their fitness goals. Now he brings his considerable talents to TUF Club, where he’ll be a big part of our boxing classes moving forward.

 
 
MJ

MJ

We welcome MJ to the TUF Club family. And as you’ll see, MJ is all about the combat sports.

Studying Martial Arts from the age of 19, MJ has also over half a decade of Muay Thai experience, over 3 years of MMA experience – with the last two years focused on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and a massive 13 years training in boxing.

However MJ also has plenty of experience in other sports, including tennis and swimming – competing at the state level for the latter.

As a result, like many of TUF Club’s trainers, MJ has a holistic approach to fitness and training – knowing that over-specialisation in one form of training usually deliver poorer results than a balanced approach.

Oh, and MJ also has over a decade’s experience as chef – they know how important diet and nutrition can be to your fitness journey.

 
 

PhilPhil

A life-long athlete, Dublin-born Phil naturally gravitated to sports like soccer, skiing and track and field, before focusing on his current passion ñ weightlifting.

As a result, Phil is TUF Clubís resident expert when it comes to weight training, especially as he had to work hard to build his smaller frame into the shape he wanted. Phil is testament that with hard-work, dedication and commitment, you can get the look you desire; and Phil can show you how.

Phil has an Honors degree in Sports Science and Nutrition, so he has a holistic approach to fitness ñ he knows that diet is just as important as the weights you lift, and that technique is crucial in preventing injury.

Additionally, Phil knows that communication is one of the biggest tools you have in your fitness journey. Therefore Phil places the utmost importance on the trainer-client relationship, and the constant flow of information ensures that youíre getting the best possible results, not just from each workout, but with every single part of your fitness plan.